Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Coats of many colours from Asos

Looking for a coat when the sun is out can be a challenge – but Asos takes the work out of it

Thu, May 30, 2013, 07:30


It’s all well and good to act as if the arrival of summer means we can eschew all mention of coats and dress ourselves in shorts and linen, but the sad fact of the matter is that those of us who dwell in Ireland will quite probably need our coats all year round.

Which is why the new-season collections in the shops can be so frustrating: I quite frequently find myself searching for allegedly unseasonal products – ankle boots in May, coats in June, swimsuits in November – and to no avail. Which is why online shopping is such a gift, or, at least, Asos.

This is just a small selection of what Asos has going on at the moment on the coat front. I’m seriously tempted by two in particular – the faux fur-lined parka (above centre) and the mink-coloured biker (above right).

If you’re after something a little more formal, these two might do the trick – I love the whimsy of the polka-dot parka, and the long military coat isn’t going anywhere for a while. (If military is “in” every season, when does it stop being a trend and start being a classic?)

Do you find yourself buying “seasonal” things out of season? (Please, say it’s not just me!)